South Campus - Windsor
- Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Ontario College Advanced Diploma - Delivered in 2.5 years
519-972-2727 ext. 4413
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
For more information, see the Admission Procedures document on the Registrar's Office page
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information
about the test.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
This advanced diploma program will prepare the graduate for entry-to-practice as a General Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist). Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. Course work includes clinical application courses, sonographic physics, sonographic identification of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and patho-physiology of the abdomen, pelvis, and small parts of the adult, pediatric, and fetal patient, and comprehensive exam reviews. Utilizing advanced knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, pathology, and physical applications, a sonographer performs examinations to provide diagnostic ultrasound images for interpretation by a medical radiologist. As a member of a health-care team, the sonographer will produce images of internal body structures utilizing a variety of hand-held acoustical scanning probes and imaging techniques. The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, and the ability to provide safe and competent health care.
The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the current National Competency Profiles (NCP) for the Generalist, as approved by the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS) boards.
Graduates will work as an Ultrasound Technologist in such settings as hospitals, clinical laboratories, and other health care facilities.
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS:
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
Students in this program must have basic computer literacy, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and e-mail.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is registered for Canadian Medical Association Accreditation. After final accreditation, graduates will be eligible to write the CARDUP credentialing exam. The program's registered status and tentative date of the assessment are posted on the Official List of Programs at www.cma.ca/accredit
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
- NIOSH N95 Respirator Fit Test
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H796
Fees are subject to adjustment each year. The fees for the current academic year are as follows:
Total 1st Year Tuition and Compulsory Fees: $7,151.68
For textbook prices see the Bookstore website
For a breakdown of tuition and other compulsory fees for Canadian, U.S. and International students, see Tuition & Fees
Sonography Physics I
Basic Sonography Techniques
Abdominal Sonography I
Human Anatomy & Physiology for Sonographers
General Education Elective
Pelvic Sonography and Pathology
Abdominal Sonography II
Introduction to Patient Care
High Resolution Imaging
Pathophysiology for Sonographers
Clinical Sonography I